CROATIA

Registration of trademarks Croatia is a party to both the Madrid Protocol and the Madrid Agreement. Registration is required to acquire trademark protection. According to the adage “first come, first served,” Croatia is a first-to-register country. Provisions against unfair competition may provide protection for marks that are well known.

Requirements

A local agent is required to submit a trademark application to the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office (CSIPO). All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. Foreign applicants do not require a local registration if they are protected by international registrations designating Croatia.

Procedure

There is no search for previous trademarks throughout the application procedure; instead, there is a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness. Before the trademark authority issues an office action or registers a trademark, it takes about one to two months. Following registration, the trademark is published on the last day of each month in the Croatian Intellectual Property Gazette. Three months after the trademark application is published is the opposition period.

Duration

A trademark registration in Croatia is valid for 10 years and starts with the registration date. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

Registration of trademarks Croatia is a party to both the Madrid Protocol and the Madrid Agreement. Registration is required to acquire trademark protection. According to the adage “first come, first served,” Croatia is a first-to-register country. Provisions against unfair competition may provide protection for marks that are well known.

Requirements

A local agent is required to submit a trademark application to the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office (CSIPO). All you need is an unregistered power of attorney. Foreign applicants do not require a local registration if they are protected by international registrations designating Croatia.

Procedure

There is no search for previous trademarks throughout the application procedure; instead, there is a formal examination and an examination of distinctiveness. Before the trademark authority issues an office action or registers a trademark, it takes about one to two months. Following registration, the trademark is published on the last day of each month in the Croatian Intellectual Property Gazette. Three months after the trademark application is published is the opposition period.

Duration

A trademark registration in Croatia is valid for 10 years and starts with the registration date. Ten-year renewal periods are available for the registration.

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